Vertigo and Zip Lining


Zip lining can be an intimidating adventure to complete, especially for someone who has a fear of heights or any form of vertigo. But that shouldn’t limit someone’s ability to conquer the things that may hold them back. There are a lot of people out there who have an internal fear that will stop them from experiencing the joys that life has to offer.

First, consult a medical professional.

Now, I am not a doctor and you should always consult a medical professional before doing something that could trigger your vertigo to ensure your medical safety. However, I do have a vestibular and central nervous system disorder that causes me to have severe vertigo without any triggers, the triggers only intensify the sensation. Now isn’t it ironic that I work for a zip line course and I’m writing this blog post about how to cope with vertigo and a fear of heights?

So can zip lining cause a vertigo attack?

The first question we are commonly asked is “Can zip lining cause a vertigo attack?” While everyone can react differently to outside stimuli, the short answer is no, it won’t cause vertigo for most people with mild severity. There is no stomach drop feeling that comes with the thrill of rollercoasters and you won’t feel any type of G force while zip lining.

You will be clipped into a cable at all times so you can rest assured you won’t go anywhere and you won’t fall off the platform. Once you push yourself to take that extra step and zip away on that first line, the nerves are immediately settled and the excitement will kick in. Each line will get easier and easier as the excitement increases.

What if I have a vertigo attack?

Another concern that many people have is what if they have a vertigo attack in the middle of the course. Will they be safe up in the trees? Will they make it down or to the next platform? Our professionally trained guides will be there with you to help you every step of the way. They will help give you tips and tricks on what to do on each obstacle and talk you through any nerves you may have. You also don’t need to worry about doing any hand braking on our zip lines, which eases the nerves of many guests.

Safety is always our top priority and we strive to be 100% safe, 100% of the time. All of our guides are professionally trained in zip line safety and are experts in what they do. Not only will they help keep you calm, safe, and relaxed, but they will help encourage you to take that extra step. Here at Empower Adventure Park, we will always encourage you to push yourself as far as you can, plus one more step. You will never have to do anything that makes you feel uneasy, uncomfortable, or scared to do. The anxiety and vertigo you feel are your body’s natural reaction in a fight-or-flight situation. It’s important to understand your body’s way of reacting in order to understand how to control it. Check out my previous article How to Conquer Your Fear of HeightsAgain, you will never be forced to do something that makes you uncomfortable.

Contact Empower Adventure Park at Nomads!

Are you finally ready to conquer your fears and leave a new adventure feeling more empowered than ever before? Book your Aerial Adventure at Empower Adventure Park at Nomads! Please feel free to give us a call at 860-281-1190 if you have any questions about your experience.

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